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Checkers Bistro

398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
+1 717-509-1069
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck tacos” (53 reviews)
“apple salad” (22 reviews)
“profiteroles” (7 reviews)
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French, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic atmosphere, great food ( coffee cured filet and duck tacos were incredible) wonderful service. Will be back!

Thank RWE0205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful time my wife and I had at Checkers Bistro! The Volratz Riesling paired with the prawns was sublime! Our waiter was excellent on his timing and professionalism. Main course was the roasted chicken which was superb! We live in Oregon but we...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with a good menu and wine list. Enjoyed our entire two-hour dining experience. I work in the wine trade and was impressed with our young server who identified all four grapes in the French red I ordered (including Cinsault!) Only complaint: the...More

Thank Basilico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second review I have written for this restaurant. The first time I gave them a 5, this time a 3. The food was still good, but my steak was not cooked the way I ordered it and the waitress disappeared before I...More

Thank K H
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Checkers Bistro has always been our go-to restaurant for special dinners - birthdays, anniversaries, things like that. So it was no surprise that we decided it was a good place to go for Mother’s Day. Plus we thought that since the calendar on Checkers’ webpage...More

1  Thank SharkFamily
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We had calamari appetizers and beers. Although they have table service, we ate at the bar. The bartender was very helpful.

Thank garritye
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. Unfortunately we were seated near a couple who could not keep their hands to themselves. Although we informed our waitperson that the environment felt awkward nothing was done. We even asked to be seated elsewhere but were just old...More

Thank sailrobins
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We have been loyal customers of Checkers for many years - they are consistent. The high level of taste, quality, service and over-all value keep us coming back but what we also appreciate is it's penchant for a cozy, comfortable place to end ANY evening...More

Thank bermudamom
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I am really fed up with restaurants that have minimal lighting and this one is no exception. These days I carry a small flashlight and once again it was needed to see what was on offer which turned out to be not very much. Situated...More

Thank BRADY772
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting our son at F& M college . Based on the name and the exterior facade I was a bit put off, I am not much for a strip mall looking exterior . What a surprise ! The Inside was chic , sophisticated...More

2  Thank DrMaureenE
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Questions & Answers
December 8, 2016|
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Response from David P | Property representative |
We do not have a Vegan option on the menu, but if you would like to call ahead we would be happy to create a Vegan dish for you. Thank you for your question, David
Michael E
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
It's approximately 7.5 miles and should take 15-20 minutes. We'd love to see you for a pre-show dinner. Please let our staff know of any time commitments and we'll be sure your dining experience works for it. Thanks for... More
Sharon S
May 31, 2016|
Response from Jeff T | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, It's just over 10 miles, east on Route 30. It should take about 25 minutes. It's a wonderful show. Hope to see you at Checkers! Bon appetit, Jeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 Harrisburg Ave, Champion Forge Center, Lancaster, PA 17603-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-509-1069
  • E-mail
Checkers Bistro has an eclectic menu, with American, French and Asian influenced dishes. We are passionate about Food, Wine, Craft Beers and Liquor. We purchase as many ingredients locally that are in season. Our goal is to deliver a fine dining experience in a friendly and consistent setting. We welcome your feedback through TripAdvisor and will respond to your comments. Live, Love, Eat at Checkers Bistro.
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